Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” (or G.R.S.) is a giant storm on the gas planet that has possibly existed for at least 350 years. NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew just 5,600 miles above the storm on Monday, snapping new photos that give us a beautiful view of this famous feature.
The distance between Juno and Jupiter is the closest any camera has gotten to the Great Red Spot, giving JunoCam the opportunity to show us Earthlings details we’ve never seen before.
And in case you’re wondering just how big this storm is, here’s a NASA illustration showing its size relative to the United States: